Label Text: Throughout most of the 1960s, Corita Kent—also known as Sister Mary Corita—was a nun, art professor at Immaculate Heart College, and anti-war activist. Kent worked almost exclusively in the print medium, as a screenprinter. Her most widely distributed work was a rainbow print reproduced on the 22¢ Love stamp, a year before her death.
Kent’s imagery, ideas, and phrases express her spirituality and appreciation of our world. This work quotes a poem by Walt Whitman, which celebrates the cycle of life and death, while affirming belief in an afterlife.